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Sharon Stone: Online dating is ruining our Basic Instinct

Appetite for
seduction: But
Stone is ‘sad’
people no longer
know how to flirt
with each other PICTURE: REX

SHARON STONE feels ‘sad’ that people no longer ‘whistle and flirt’.

The actress says online dating has affected the way people interact with each other and misses the days when admirers called out to her.

‘I’ve realised people are just not whistling any more,’ the 62-year-old said. ‘It was fun but that era has passed. It is sad.

‘Technology has taken away the whole interpersonal thing. People don’t flirt face-to-face, and I don’t think it has anything to do with you or me [getting older].’

While she’s been an advocate for the MeToo moment, the Basic Instinct star insists she ‘doesn’t care’ if guys touch her bottom or refer to her as ‘honey’ or ‘darling’.

‘Because I’ve been through so much, I’m able to sort out what needs my attention and what are just things and people that are going to fade away,’ she told The Telegraph. Stone also revealed she found online dating ‘dismal’, adding: ‘Real chemistry, that frisson, happens in the air, not on a site, and people are becoming less socially adept.’